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Any Old Oceanliners/cruise Ships Left?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

I have been on many state of the art cruises and I am looking for something older like Saga Ruby (Unfortunately they do not allow anyone under the age of 50). Any old oceanliners/cruise ships around? Just want to have a taste of it.

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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6159 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1730 times:
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Not exactly an ocean liner... The S.S. Badger still steams across lake Michigan. She is coal fired too. I am riding her next week and will do a trip report about it. She is the last coal fired ship on the lakes and probably one of, if not the, last coal fired large passenger ship in the world. She is powered by a Skinner Uniflow steam engine, which is reciprocating, with hand fired boilers.

http://www.ssbadger.com/

The ship that hit the Andrea Doria is still around, the M/S Stockholm. She is now the M/S Athena, she was completed in 1948.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Stockholm_(1948)

[Edited 2013-07-09 16:22:39]


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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 1):
The ship that hit the Andrea Doria is still around, the M/S Stockholm. She is now the M/S Athena, she was completed in 1948.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Stockholm_(1948)[Edited 2013-07-09 16:22:39]

Where does it sail to? Is it an oceanliner?

Heard that they have decided to delay the retirement of Saga Ruby?


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3659 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

You could look at Fred Olsen Lines, they operate older classic style liners

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27249 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
(Unfortunately they do not allow anyone under the age of 50).

I think they allow people one over 50 and one under if thats an option? Take an older relative  
Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 3):
You could look at Fred Olsen Lines, they operate older classic style liners

Whilst they offer older ships they are a terrible cruise line. Their Black Watch ship nicknamed ''Black Death'' is the worst. It stinks of ...well you can guess.


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6159 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
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Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):
Is it an oceanliner?

I guess so, at least it used to be. It would be a neat one to travel on considering it was involved in such a well known accident. It was also owned by the East German government, which makes me wonder if it was ever outfitted with spy equipment, not only to spy on other countries, but to spy on its passengers.



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User currently offlinebananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1586 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

The Marco Polo is an ocean liner and is still in service with Cruise & Maritime. It's a lovely little ship - lots of character.

Mark



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27249 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 6):
The Marco Polo is an ocean liner and is still in service with Cruise & Maritime. It's a lovely little ship - lots of character.

Yes I agree its decent and quite popular.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cr...ships/14725/Marco-Polo-review.html

Marco Polo is a low-key, value-for-money cruise ship offering a traditional British cruise experience in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, says Pat Richardson.


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